Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Look for Less ~ Red Blazer

You may be noticing a trend with me adding more bright colors to my wardrobe.  As evidenced by my last LFL post (here), I am really loving the cheeriness of these bold hues.  And this is yet another instance of me being drawn to them.  I have been searching for my own version of a cherry red blazer, after seeing these celebrity examples: 

I love the versatility of this - see how the styling options in the above pictures are so varied?  While I already owned a bright persimmon blazer (here), I was wanting a true red color in a crepe fabric with a dressier feel to it, similar to the Vanessa Bruno jacket seen on Rachel Bilson.

While searching for a different H&M jacket on eBay (which I never found), this one popped up - brand new with tags & it just happened to be my size!  I can make it casual & wear it over a breton-striped top with jeans or throw it on over a LBD for a punch of color!

H&M Red Cropped Blazer - retail $49.95; bought for $15

Details I love: Slight ruching at waist for a figure-flattering fit, single hidden hook-and-eye closure gives it a sleek look, shrunken shape makes it easy to layer over anything.



Laura said...

Oh this would be SO gorgeous over a breton striped top!! I love the idea of bold blazers this summer. I may just have to hunt for one of my own.

Haylee said...

We have the perfect look-a-like blazer!! http://shopexcessbaggage.com/designer-index/a-j/bb-dakota/naples-blazer-by-bb-dakota.html